New walking and cycling route for Whitehill and Bordon

Whitehill and Bordon residents will soon benefit from further improved walking and cycling routes and connections which support economic growth in the town and encourage more people to travel in a healthy and sustainable way, as well as reduce reliance on the car for local journeys

Jan 28 2022

At his recent decision day, Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, approved plans for a shared use walking and cycling path at Oakhanger Road and Station Road (West).

Councillor Oppenheimer said: “This scheme will form another part of a range of active travel and transport improvements we have delivered to support the successful regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon from a garrison town into a green, healthy and connected town. Since the beginning of the town’s transformation, we have worked in partnership with East Hampshire District Council and the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company and look forward to continued collaboration for the benefit of residents.”

This £1.279 million scheme is jointly funded by the County Council, Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (EM3 LEP) and developer contributions.  It follows previously completed upgrades to the town’s network of cycle and walking routes.  

A new shared walking and cycle path along Station Road will connect residents living in the new housing developments west of the Household Waste Recycling Centre to Oakmoor School. Furthermore, improved street lighting and increasing numbers of pedestrians and cyclists will support the recently implemented 30mph speed limit along this stretch of road.  The new path will continue along Oakhanger Road to the A325 Relief Road, with further path and pedestrian crossing improvements to provide a link to the school for residents in the Hogmoor Road and Bolley Avenue areas.

Work on the Oakhanger Road and Station Road scheme is due to start in April 2022 and set to be completed by September 2022.

This scheme is one of a number of planned improvement projects to be carried out this year in Whitehill & Bordon including further pedestrian and cycle facilities in Petersfield Road, Hogmoor Road and Templars Way as well as further works to the Green Loop – a strategic network of pedestrian and cycle facilities that encourages people to explore their local area.

The decision day papers can be found on the County Council’s web pages: https://democracy.hants.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=773&MId=8467

For more information on transport improvement schemes in Whitehill and Bordon visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/whitehillbordontrafficandtransport